Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

16. 

Coulomb's theory of earth pressure is based on :

A. the theory of elasticity
B. the theory of plasticity
C. empirical rules
D. wedge theory

Answer: Option D

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17. 

For a fixed beam with span L, having plastic moment capacity of Mp, the ultimate central concentrated load will be

A. 4 Mp/L
B. Mp/8L
C. 6 Mp/L
D. 8 Mp/L

Answer: Option D

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18. 

The group index of a soil subgrade is 7. The subgrade soil is rated as

A. poor
B. very poor
C. good
D. fair

Answer: Option A

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19. 

Pipingin soil occurs when

A. the soil is highly porous
B. sudden change in permeability occurs
C. effective pressure becomes zero
D. the soil is highly stratified

Answer: Option C

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20. 

In which one of the following arrangements would the vertical force on the cylinder due to water be the maximum ?

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option B

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